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The bell on NASDAQ

Postby The Snapshot on Fri Jan 25, 2013 4:54 pm

I just found out I will get to ring the opening bell along with the Board Members and CEO of my company as the top Sales performer in our company.

I always joke that I know how to make money, but I rely on others to help me make money with that money. The point being that I am not really that into the market, so I don't have the same appreciation for this as the guys/gals who sit with the ticker on all day. I am still pretty pumped that I get to take part.

Not on my bucket list - I would rather drop the puck at Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals, but I still feel a little like Forrest Gump....."What the heck is THAT guy doing there?!"
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Re: The bell on NASDAQ

Postby Rylan on Fri Jan 25, 2013 4:59 pm

Dude that's pretty cool
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Re: The bell on NASDAQ

Postby columbia on Fri Jan 25, 2013 5:03 pm

Make sure you wear your Tangradi jersey.
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Re: The bell on NASDAQ

Postby The Snapshot on Fri Jan 25, 2013 5:04 pm

Rylan wrote:Dude that's pretty cool


Yeah I guess it is. I was once on TV on Bowling for Dollars with Nick Perry back in the day when I grew up in the 'Burgh. This is my next big shot since it is televised. I'm gonna need some spray tan.....
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Re: The bell on NASDAQ

Postby The Snapshot on Fri Jan 25, 2013 5:04 pm

columbia wrote:Make sure you wear your Tangradi jersey.


Big Dawg barks at bell.....film at 11.
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Re: The bell on NASDAQ

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Fri Jan 25, 2013 5:09 pm

tangradi is so effin slow that the bell probably wouldnt be rung until about 5:15
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Re: The bell on NASDAQ

Postby BigMcK on Fri Jan 25, 2013 5:24 pm

If Tangradi rung the bell, would the bell even notice?

On a Serious note: Congratulations! I guess you learned early on that the coffee is for closers.
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Re: The bell on NASDAQ

Postby The Snapshot on Fri Jan 25, 2013 5:28 pm

BigMcK wrote:If Tangradi rung the bell, would the bell even notice?

On a Serious note: Congratulations! I guess you learned early on that the coffee is for closers.


Yeah and 2nd Place is a set of Steak Knives. :lol:
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Re: The bell on NASDAQ

Postby BigMcK on Fri Jan 25, 2013 5:33 pm

The Snapshot wrote:
BigMcK wrote:If Tangradi rung the bell, would the bell even notice?

On a Serious note: Congratulations! I guess you learned early on that the coffee is for closers.


Yeah and 2nd Place is a set of Steak Knives. :lol:


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Re: The bell on NASDAQ

Postby FreeCandy44 on Fri Jan 25, 2013 5:53 pm

Nice
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Re: The bell on NASDAQ

Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:46 pm

Good deal. Can you ring it like an old school doorbell?
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Re: The bell on NASDAQ

Postby ulf on Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:46 pm

that's awesome
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Re: The bell on NASDAQ

Postby The Snapshot on Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:51 pm

Sam's Drunk Dog wrote:Good deal. Can you ring it like an old school doorbell?


I was thinking of wearing a Hunchback costume but it says suit and tie are suggested.....not sure how our Board would like the joke.
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Re: The bell on NASDAQ

Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:53 pm

You could at least scream "The bells!" a couple times.
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Re: The bell on NASDAQ

Postby The Snapshot on Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:59 pm

Sam's Drunk Dog wrote:You could at least scream "The bells!" a couple times.


:lol:

If only a trip to NY was more of a unique thing to me. They are paying for the trip, two nights in a Hotel and all meals - but alas I live in NJ and go there quite bit.

Still very nice to get a few free nights on the town too.
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Re: The bell on NASDAQ

Postby shafnutz05 on Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:53 pm

Congrats Snapshot, that is something to be proud of. Sales are a key component of my company, but I am not cut out for it.
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Re: The bell on NASDAQ

Postby The Snapshot on Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:52 pm

shafnutz05 wrote:Congrats Snapshot, that is something to be proud of. Sales are a key component of my company, but I am not cut out for it.


It's a great life if you can do it well. I sell high ticket stuff, so $1M+ deals happen and the $$ are great, but there is a lot of pressure when the sales are big. It's also a "what have you done for me this year" kind of business. Kind of like being an athlete. No resting on laurels.

The upside is I work from home, control my calendar for the most part, can work mobile if I want or need to (Pens games in Pittsburgh) and occassionaly enjoy my travel targets. I also have very little structured management. Pretty good gig right now. That can always change though.
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Re: The bell on NASDAQ

Postby Pitt87 on Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:31 pm

Awesome! Congrats!
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Re: The bell on NASDAQ

Postby Kovy27 on Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:38 pm

Congrats Snapshot! Pretty cool honor to do that.
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Re: The bell on NASDAQ

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Re: The bell on NASDAQ

Postby columbia on Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:53 pm

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Re: The bell on NASDAQ

Postby Kovy27 on Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:54 pm

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Re: The bell on NASDAQ

Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:49 am

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Re: The bell on NASDAQ

Postby The Snapshot on Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:50 pm

I'm gonna go with Hells Bells in my head. Thanks for the suggestions on the inner theme song.

Hells Bells takes me back to college as a song played in warm-ups that always got me going. Never a big AC/DC fan away from the rink, but that is good arena stuff right there.

I bet I am the only guy on that podium thinking of and AC/DC song.

That Ring My Bell suggestion is gonna be tough to keep out of my head though - so thanks a lot!
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Re: The bell on NASDAQ

Postby columbia on Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:06 pm

The Snapshot wrote:That Ring My Bell suggestion is gonna be tough to keep out of my head though - so thanks a lot!


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